Apr 232012

Posted on behalf of Carol Levine who Directs the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund. 

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the United Hospital Fund’s Next Step in Care campaign have collaborated on a series of podcasts on medication management for family caregivers and health care providers.  Six free educational podcasts: Helping Patients and Caregivers Take the Next Step in Care: Medication Management, are designed to help providers and caregivers think about the steps involved in medication management, especially during transitions to and from hospital, short- and long-term care in a nursing home, and home care.

These podcasts are intended for family caregivers and for clinicians and other staff and are appropriate for caregiver training, either as a loaner, as part of a structured program for caregivers in a hospital, or just to play in a waiting room.    Each podcast runs about 5-6 minutes.  Available at:



or at http://www.youtube.com/user/CMSHHSgov/videos (CMS has 200 videos and you have to search for these).



Key words: medication management, medication reconciliation, podcasts, family caregivers, caregiver training




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